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  • gld
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    Here is one I made last March

    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=28169

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  • GKman
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    Originally posted by miker
    Thanks for posting GK. I have been procrastinating about the Tailstock caliper for ages. I will take your idea onboard and get it done.

    Could you post some more detailed pics of the Carriage mountings? If you have previously, please just direct me to it.
    Nice job!

    Rgds
    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=28366

    Nothing fancy. About anything you can dream up to clamp the various parts together will work.

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  • miker
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    Good One!

    Thanks for posting GK. I have been procrastinating about the Tailstock caliper for ages. I will take your idea onboard and get it done.

    Could you post some more detailed pics of the Carriage mountings? If you have previously, please just direct me to it.
    Nice job!

    Rgds

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  • GKman
    started a topic DRO on Tailstock

    DRO on Tailstock

    Gotten a lot of good help here this week so will try to give something back. I liked using digital calipers so much on my lathe carriage:


    That I thought I would do the same on the tail stock ram. Ran into a problem with it though. The way that the ram is keyed to the tail stock there is several degrees of free play (slop) so I couldn't clamp the calipers at both ends. Didn't know if it work work but was well into the project and didn't want to give up so tried a more flexible mounting. Caliper hooks over a dowel and is held in place by a rubber band. Works good.

    See the little bulls eye just to the left of the zero on the caliper? You don't tug on superman's cape and you don't drill a mounting hole in your Harbor Freight calipers either.


    The same two brackets also will hold a dial indicator.
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